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 Key Stage 4

Key stage Four Curriculum

At MIS we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, to ensure that our students can continue their general education and keep doors open to future opportunities.

The Key Stage Four age range, 14-16 years, involves the start of external academic assessment and the beginning of formal academic study. This two year period ends in the GCSE and IGCSE examinations which are internationally recognised qualifications and the gateway to further advanced academic studies. This change is a challenge for many pupils and requires a major development in their personal organisational and study skills.

 The Role of the School at KS4 is: 

      ·         To develop skills and knowledge for lifelong learning

·         To develop knowledge in a range of subjects and studies

·         To create independent, self-disciplined and self-aware students

·         To provide for success at IGCSE

·         To prepare students for advanced level studies

At MIS we believe that every child should be able to reach their full academic potential through high quality teaching, a disciplined and positive learning environment, and a strong system of Academic and Pastoral Support.

Support is provided by the Tutor, Subject Teachers, Heads of Subjects, Heads of Year, the Head of Key Stage 4 and the Head of Secondary.


In KS4 a minimum equivalent of two hours homework will be set each day, although revision of taught material may also be necessary. This should be recorded in the student’s diary.

In order to help your child to succeed academically it is important that the school establishes a strong working partnership with parents.

Below are some ideas of what you can do to help your child succeed at Key Stage 4: 

      ·         Use and check the school diary

·         Help your child to organise their time and paperwork

·         Provide a quiet place for your child to study and check that homework is being completed

·         Help them to revise and plan for revision when exams are scheduled.

·         Praise all their achievements and progress no matter how small.

·         Ensure your child gets enough sleep.

·         Monitor ICT usage/websites and time spent on PCs.

·         Take an interest in your child’s learning